Close proximity communication device and methods

  • US 7,826,382 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2008
  • Issued: 11/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • establishing a communication range between a data processing unit and a control unit by placing the control unit within a predetermined distance from the data processing unit;

    receiving an encoded data packet at the data processing unit when the control unit is within the predetermined distance, wherein the received encoded data packet includes one or more error detection bits, one or more close proximity commands, and a communication identifier;

    decoding the received data packet;

    performing error detection based on the one or more error detection bits;

    validating the decoded received data packet; and

    executing one or more routines associated with the respective one or more close proximity commands when the decoded received data packet is validated;

    wherein the executed one or more routines includes transmitting analyte related data.

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